Amu Nowruz in Iran – Iranian Preparing for Nowruz

Haji Firuz is a fictional figure in Iranian folklore. According to the folklore, he appears annually at the beginning of spring, together with his companion Amu Nowruz, to mark the beginning of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year.

Haji Firuz's face is covered in soot, and he is clad in bright red clothes and a felt hat. He dances through the streets while singing and playing a tambourine.

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